Sunday, July 18, 2010

Forest Spirit

Model: Jane

Best weekend ever.... thanks to Jane (and Tony for a quick spontaneous meet up). It's been far too long since I last had a chance to work with Jane. I almost forgot how awesome she is (emphasis on almost). First of all I love that she always follows through on plans we make (no matter how complicated they are) and never complains about anything. I asked her on Friday if she'd meet up on Sunday. I warned her that I had no clue what we'd be doing. I was kind of stressing out because I had no ideas. All I knew was that I wanted to shoot very early in the morning, like 5 or 6am. First I asked Jane to come into the city and meet me there at 6am for a city shoot. Late Saturday afternoon, I suddenly got this odd feeling about the whole thing. For some reason my gut was telling it wasn't the right location. It suddenly hit me that I wanted to shoot in the forest. So Jane ended up coming over to my place at 9pm because we needed to figure out the outfit and make up.

We decided to get up at 3:15am to have enough time for getting ready and capture the morning light. I was totally exhausted (I was up the night before until 3am which I normally never do). We somehow managed to make the outfit out of underwear, ribbons and other stuff I had at home. We also decided to paint her whole body a bit white to make her stand out more against the forest.

Getting up at 3:15am was NOT easy. I was tired but it was nice hanging out with Jane. We took our time drinking coffee which was a mistake cause before we knew it, it was 5am. I kind of freaked since I desperately wanted to get there by 5:30am before the sun was up and people were out and about. It was a mad rush getting ready. I did end up forgetting a small part of the outfit, oh well. We got there and I was totally stressing because I didn't know what I was doing and what I wanted. As you may know I hardly ever shoot outdoors. The bug situation wasn't pretty, we were covered in bug spray.

After I relaxed I could tell we'd get some good shots. I liked how Jane was glowing against the background. The white body make up paid off. The pictures didn't do her justice though. She looked so pretty and elegant in person. I could almost imagine her dancing around. She reminded me of a forest spirit.


Tony said...

Wow! These pics of Jane are amazing! I see another Spectrum acceptance in your future! Bravo! I a speachless! You and Jane work so well together, I am always impressed with the work you guys do!

jane jane said...

I had such a fun time, I am glad we got to shoot again together! I love how these came out. I think my favorite is the last one (my Mom's too :) ). Yay Diana!!!!

Nikki said...

Stunning. This photos belong in a gallery so that more people can appreciate them. I feel lucky to be close enough to you two to be able to see your creativity come into fruition at the click of a button. But seriously, these need to be displayed somewhere. I loved the time of day- with the cool-ish light. Jane, I love your serene expressions. Di, every time you have a shoot you worry about this and that...But it always turns out amazing photos. That being said, this was a beautiful idea and perfectly executed.

Anonymous said...

Dana, your model Jane is absolutely beautiful. She reminds me of the Rolling Rock Fairy or the embodiment of Tinker Bell. She is a beautiful woman and placing her in a sparse costume among the forest trees and ferns is very ingenious. The colors in this photography are beautiful with verdant greens and lush landscape becoming a back drop for the pale skinned ethereal fairy named Jane. I love all the gorgeous art that you have pictured in this blog. Ms. Niki and her tattoos make an interesting study inlife drawing . I love the photo angles. Going down the page I had to mention “Flower Power” These are lovely shots and the color is both electric and delicate at the same time. The little girl is just adorable, especially because she is in the ballet blog. I enjoyed viewing your site. I paint and can appreciate the work that goes into setting up and idea, finding the right backdrop and completing your small masterpiece.

Virginia Valle said...

You read mi mind lately my mood is thinking a lot about nature!!The pics are beautiful.Glad you're posting again :)

Virginia Valle said...

Freaking AWESOME!! ;)